Gabbas

The Gabbas estate has been part of the Gabbas family for generations.  Winning a string of Gambero Rosso awards, Giuseppe Gabbas is now one of the most renowned winemakers in Sardinia. His wines are best known for being true examples of traditional Sardinian styles. The estate consists of 20 hectares of vines, predominantly Cannonau de Sardegna making up of 80% of their cultivation, alongside Vermentino and another local variety called Muristellu. Muristellu is a red varietal used in small amounts in blending, it gives the wines extra body and depth.

The farm sits in the Locoe valley at the foot of the Supramonte mountains, in Barbagia, the heart of Sardinia. The climate here is hot and dry but the cooling breezes from the surrounding sea and the proximity of the mountain ranges provide these hillside vineyards with protection and temperature control. The granite soils help to retain moisture, so much so that even in drought they can continue to nourish the vines. These special conditions not only provide a perfect micro-climate for the grapes to ripen but also they allow for minimal intervention; the use of pesticides and fertilizers here is very little.

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(Dule 2013) "Deep inky ruby. Graphite nuances complicate red cherry and herbal blueberry aromas and flavors. Dense and multilayered, with very polished tannins nicely framing the deep flavors. A note of aromatic herbs adds complexity on the long finish. Another knockout Cannonau from Gabbas this year.” 92 points, Ian D'Agata, Vinous (October 2016)


(Lillovè 2015) "Pungently floral raspberry and flinty red cherry aromas on the knockout nose. Fresh and fruity, with a suave mouthfeel and plenty of early appeal to its red fruit flavors. Easygoing and smooth on the nicely ripe, almost sweet finish. This is very deep and serious for an entry level red: well done." 91 points, Ian D'Agata, Vinous (October 2016)